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    Quote Originally Posted by Thx1138 View Post
    Here is a 1922 vision of the future, I wonder what kind of OS this guy is running?


    Just judging by all of the windows in that pic, I'd guess Microsoft.

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    ITS amusing. lots of predictions are wildly over the top but at the same time some things are grossly underestimated.

    many things people couldn't even predict would occur- things like mobile phones & the internet probably wouldn't have even entered their consciousness. in 1922 I reckon most people would have thought moon landings within half a century was a far fetched concept.
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    http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt...0/f81.highres/ Look at that ties from Albert Robida, a Frenchman who made a lot of anticipation in the 1880tiesand after.....
    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...electrique.png
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    are there any pictures of what we think the world will look like in 2100....(in the vein of what THX just posted).

    i'm gonna have a look now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Detective Mike Logan View Post
    ITS amusing. lots of predictions are wildly over the top but at the same time some things are grossly underestimated.

    many things people couldn't even predict would occur- things like mobile phones & the internet probably wouldn't have even entered their consciousness. in 1922 I reckon most people would have thought moon landings within half a century was a far fetched concept.
    Dick Tracy was pretty close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Detective Mike Logan View Post
    The thing I would take issue with in these depictions would be that I think there will be a culling of the herd, so to speak. I truly think there will be a considerable reduction in the population of humans by the 22nd century.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thx1138 View Post
    I saw this pic years ago at another forum and have been looking for it ever since...



    It's a 1950s idea of the home computer, ....
    I'm so sorry to do this, but I'm on a crusade to ruin everything for everyone:

    Rand Corp 1954 Home Computer : snopes.com

    The picture is actually an entry submitted to a Fark.com image modification competition, taken from an original photo of a submarine maneuvering room console found on the U.S. Navy web site, converted to grayscale, and modified to replace a modern display panel and TV screen with pictures of a decades-old teletype/printer and television (as well as to add the gray-suited man to the left-hand side of the photo)
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    By the year 2100 we will surely see the cellphone-of-the-future with a slightly more modern design, an extra 1.1mm shaved from the stock and even more unique design to set screws so you can't fix it yourself.

    Oh and, flying cars are inefficient with current energy technology.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    I'm so sorry to do this, but I'm on a crusade to ruin everything for everyone:

    Rand Corp 1954 Home Computer : snopes.com

    Damn... I feel so... "used."

    Thx

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